HUBBARD, Ohio – A Mass of Christian Burial with Rev. Michael Swierz officiating will be offered on Wednesday, October 19, 2016, at 10:00 a.m. in St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church, preceded by closing prayers to be recited at 9:30 a.m. in the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home, for Raymond F. McNeeley, Sr., of Hubbard, who entered into eternal life early Saturday morning, October 15, 2016, at Northside Medical Center in Youngstown. He was 88 years old.
Raymond was born on May 10, 1928, in Youngstown the son of the late Peter and Marie Leicki McNeeley and was a lifelong area resident.
Raymond worked for both Republic Steel as a welder for over 30 years, retiring May 31, 1985, as well for Hubbard High School as a custodian for over 30 years.
He was a strong supporter of the Hubbard Eagles and Warren JFK. His greatest joy was being with his family.
Raymond was a member of St. Patrick Roman Catholic Church in Hubbard.
Raymond was married to the former Stephanna A. Mullen on December 4, 1948 and they were married for 48 years until her passing on November 16, 1996.
A loving husband, father, grandfather, brother and friend, Raymond will be missed by two children, Raymond F. (Vicky) McNeeley, Jr. and Patti (Ralph) Pallante, both of Hubbard; a sister, Jean Huntington of Austintown; three granddaughters, Kimberly (Greg) Chandler, Kelly (Bill) Flowers and Nicole Pallante; five great-granddaughters, Kayleigh, Emilee and Madison Shields and Sydney and Allie Flowers and by his faithful beloved dog, “Lady Baby.”
Raymond was preceded in death by a brother, Peter McNeeley and two sisters, Mary Ellen Pavicko and Irene Fulytar.
Family will receive friends Tuesday, October 18, 2016, from 5:00 – 7:00 p.m. in the Kelley-Robb-Cummins Funeral Home.
Burial will take place in Hubbard Union Cemetery.
Please visit www.krcummins.com to view this obituary and to send condolences to the family.
A television tribute will air Monday, October 17 at the following approximate times:
12:25 p.m. WKBN, 6:58 p.m. on MyYTV and 10:37 p.m. FOX plus two additional spots throughout the day.